Mongol Derby, the who what when where, and why of the world’s longest horse. The course the Mongol Derby follows recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan in 1224 through the Mongolian Steppe. This year 46 riders from all over the world will participate in this challenging race starting on August 10. This equestrian endurance race covers 1000 km or 621 miles over 10 days, some of these riders will ride over 25 different horses. This is not an easy ride as usually only half the rider actually finishes the ride, it is considered quite an accomplishment to actually finish.
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